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Old 09-24-2006, 04:49 PM
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Exmark, Ferris, or Dixie Chopper ?????

I need to buy 2 new 60" ztr's, I'm looking at these 3 manufacturers.

I have had 3 Dixie Choppers, and they are great, but no suspension seat. Also, you can't set the brake and get off the seat without killing the engine.

From what I've seen Exmark looks to be very well built, what about Ferris?

I'm looking at Dixie Chopper Extreme with 33hp Generac, Exmark XS with 31hp Vanguard or 27 Kohler Command, Ferris 3000IS with 32 hp(can't remember which engine).

I'm planning to demo Exmark and Ferris next week.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:18 PM
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Besides having 3 big Toro Groundsmasters, we have used Ferris exclusively for 13 years now and over 20 machines being 3-wheelers (a long time ago), WB's, and Z's. Extremely reliable machines coupled with their independent suspension on the Z's makes for a nice unit.
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:26 PM
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I would recommend the Ferris. They are very well built and reliable mowers. The machine your looking at is an IS 3100 that has the 32 hp Briggs vanguard. A very good engine from what i've heard. Powerful and fuel efficient. The 4 wheel suspension is great. Really improves the ride and the machine leaves a very nice cut.
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:48 PM
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Don,t over look the Scag...I here they are coming out with a small diesel in there wild cat or the turf tiger.
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:08 PM
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Don,t over look the Scag...I here they are coming out with a small diesel in there wild cat or the turf tiger.
They have a 31 hp. Daihatsu in their Turf Tiger.
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:48 PM
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They have a 31 hp. Daihatsu in their Turf Tiger.
Is that new for 07?... Also It may be the wildcat that I heard they were putting a small Kubota diesel In.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:08 PM
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Exmark or scag is the best. My dad has a exmark lazer z hp 48 and it is great. It is five years old and runs great. I would pick either. I will be adding a metro to my fleet soon. Just don't forget scag. They are good mowers too.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:19 PM
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Is that new for 07?... Also It may be the wildcat that I heard they were putting a small Kubota diesel In.
They sell them now, I don't really know what they are going to have for 07. They are bringing a 35turbo Kubota for me to run and that will be a 2007 model and they have a 28 Kubota that is not turbo charged for 2007 that is all I really know.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:58 PM
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I have 2 dixie choppers my whole life, ,2004, and a 2007. They are very well built mowers I think. I like having a manual deck engagement, like the OCDC, and best of all the quality of cut and stripe it gives. I'am already ordering another 2007 due to a big contract I am signing. The neck deck is awesome it discharges good and a clean cut the first time no double cutting.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:02 PM
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I have 2 dixie choppers my whole life, ,2004, and a 2007. They are very well built mowers I think. I like having a manual deck engagement, like the OCDC, and best of all the quality of cut and stripe it gives. I'am already ordering another 2007 due to a big contract I am signing. The neck deck is awesome it discharges good and a clean cut the first time no double cutting.
Please explain the manual deck engagement on the Dixie Chopper and why you like them over the electric.
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